2.8 million victims squared up by malicious Minecraft apps

This seems to be Minecraft’s day to get bad press on this blog. First a forum hack gets disclosed and now Darren Pauli reports that malicious apps masquerading as Minecraft apps are causing problems for users:

ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko says a whopping 2.8 million users have downloaded malicious Minecraft Android applications.

Stefanko found 30 malicious apps uploaded to the Google Play store over nine months masquerading as Minecraft cheats and tip guides.

“All of the discovered apps were fake in that they did not contain any of the promised functionality and only displayed banners that tried to trick users into believing that their Android system is infected with a ‘dangerous virus’,” Stefanko says.

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